For noise-critical portable applications, such as GPS receivers, connectivity, and sensing, power supply designers always had to choose between longer battery run time (from higher efficiency) or higher signal chain performance (from the increased sensor sensitivity possible with a quieter power supply). For line-powered industrial or communications equipment applications, designers have been forced to dissipate significant amounts of power in LDOs to achieve the desired noise performance. Achieving both low noise and high efficiency was impossible.
More and more end equipment start to use proximity sensors to detecting the presence of nearby objects without physical contact by using electromagnetic fields, light or sound, e.g. major appliances, cell phones, robot and so on. There are many types, each suited to specific applications and environments. The object being sensed is often referred to as the proximity sensor's target. Different proximity sensor targets demand different sensors. By analyzing the basic principle of different types of sensor, comparison result with advantages and disadvantages can be achieved.
This is the FPD-Link online troubleshooting video series for the serializer/deserializer FPD-Link device technology.
In this video series we provide understanding on how to verify and debug application/device level features using diagnostic capabilities of FPD-Link device family within TI datasheet specifications.
The linear amplifier troubleshooting guide highlights various techniques to assist with application problem-solving, debugging and datasheet measurements on TI specific products. The hands-on courses aid in circuit analysis, isolate the root cause of an application non-conformance and provide detailed product level information to a TI representative. Industry experts present each topic in order to help reduce debugging time and move quickly through troubleshooting to production.
Current sense amplifiers have been implemented in applications used for current and power measurement. These simple and affordable solutions enable designers to achieve real-time overcurrent protection, system optimization and current measurement for closed-loop circuits with excellent linearity and accuracy. This curriculum will discuss how to monitor the status of an HEV/EV battery using current sense amplifiers.
TI Precision Labs is the electronics industry’s most comprehensive online classroom for analog engineers. The on-demand courses and tutorials include introductory ideas about device architecture in addition to advanced, application-specific problem-solving, using both theory and practical knowledge. Use these hands-on courses to predict circuit performance and move seamlessly from abstract concepts to specific formula in an easy-to-follow format. Industry experts present each topic in order to help reduce design time and move quickly from proof-of-concept to productization.
TI Precision Labs - Temperature Sensors
TI Precision Labs is the electronics industry’s most comprehensive online classroom for analog engineers. The on-demand courses and tutorials pair theory and applied exercises to deepen the technical expertise of experienced engineers and accelerate the development of those early in their career. This modular, on-demand curriculum includes hands-on training videos, covering temperature sensor design considerations with online course work, quiz and labs.
This is a qualitative overview of the control of Switched Mode Power Supplies.
- In the first module, The architecture of a multi-channel data acquisition system and how a multiplexer can be used to facilitate the implementation. Possible causes of fault condition in a typical data acquisition system are discussed, and how the fault condition can severely impact the normal operation of the system is explained.
- In the second module, protection schemes that can be implemented to protect the system in fault condition using discrete components are discussed.
Battery life cycle is a key for high-cell-count battery pack-based end-equipment. Low quiescent current (Iq) consumption of DC-DC converters is a major feature that helps achieve longer battery life cycles. TI’s latest buck converters boast low Iq consumption as they maintain high efficiency in the active mode (heavy loads) as well as extend battery life during standby modes. This training will cover an overview of battery powered industrial applications and the specific power consumption requirements for these end equipments.